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The Be-Bound Developer Hub

Welcome to the Be-Bound developer hub. You'll find comprehensive guides and documentation to help you start working with Be-Bound as quickly as possible, as well as support if you get stuck. Let's jump right in!

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Be-Bound Tech

Our patented compression technology allows data connection anywhere, no matter the network available (from WiFi/4G/3G down to real 2G-SMS) or its quality (weak or saturated). By doing so, Be-Bound guarantees constant connection for any smartphone user, addressing low or no-data connectivity issues. By simply using the SMS network as an alternative transport layer for Internet traffic, we bring users a true app experience and monetization opportunity when there is no internet network, reaching even the most remote regions and users who cannot afford data plan!

Using Be-Bound technology, your app will become a Be-App, which may be used by billions of users who currently can't get access to Internet any other way! Your Be-App may change lives providing them a way to stay connected when no others apps can.

We suppose a few previous experience on Java and Android development, however it isn't mandatory. You can learn following the tutorial and the sample we have prepared for you. Following Be-Bound documentation you will find all the resources needed for each step.

Be-Bound provides you a SDK which will abstract the communication into a simple, but extremely powerful way. The final goal is to offer a unified user experience in your Be-App, no matter what network the app is using.

Which means taking into consideration the limitations that our technology presents. For that, you can check the section Limitations where you will find the most important challenges and some examples which solve them.

How Be-Bound Tech work

Be-Bound partners with Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to help them offer connectivity solutions to their clients and leverage their existing networks.

Once the data is compressed, it goes through their network and billing system to reach our servers and the web. That way your apps benefit from the best available network, allow monetization and remain connected to the Internet!

Understanding Be-Bound tech

Be-Bound Tech is composed of 4 main blocks that, working together, configure a Be-App. These blocks are:

  • Be-Bound console
  • Be-App manifest
  • Android app
  • Server

Requirements

  • A partnership with Be-Bound, to guarantee an access to our console, where you can manage your Be-Apps. See below for more details.

  • An Android development software environment. Learn more here.

  • A phone which can receive and send SMS. Be-Bound provides a system which will allow request simulation, which is essential for the first stages of development and testing. However, as our technology uses the SMS network, having a phone which can send and receive SMS becomes very essential.

Partnership with Be-Bound

Getting a Be-Bound's developer console is a must. If your company hasn't a partnership with Be-Bound yet, you can get one by contacting us at contact@be-bound.com.

When partnership is approved, Be-Bound will provide a developer console for your company where you can centralize the Be-Apps management and your relationship with us.

Steps for creating a Be-App

Before starting to use Be-Bound technology you should follow these steps:

  • Step 1. Register yourself with your company developer console.

  • Step 2. Describe your API in the Be-App manifest.

  • Step 3. Let's code!